Motorola Razr 5G Review: This Is My Next Phone

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It’s a tired trope of the tech world to say that “the sequel is what version one should have been.” But in the case of one of the most famous brands in mobile phone history, you can’t help but wonder what might have happened if last year’s Motorola Razr … had been the Motorola Razr 2020 instead.

In last week’s Motorola Razr 2020 Hands-On I took you through the differences between the Razr 5G and its 2019 predecessor, so you already know that the spec sheet upgrades and hardware tweaks Motorola made to modernize this model … well, they worked. The Razr 2020 / Razr 5G feels less like a first-generation folding phone, more like a fully-realized fashion flip phone - and that added polish now puts it within striking distance of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip.

Those improvements are more than enough to make me commit to the Motorola Razr 5G as one of my two everyday-carry devices for 2020 - but $1399.99 is a lot to spend for anyone who doesn't have a device-review budget. Is the Razr 2020 good enough for you to finally cross the foldable phone divide? Find out in MrMobile's Motorola Razr 5G Review!



MrMobile's Motorola Razr 5G Review / Motorola Razr 2020 Review was produced following ten days with a Motorola Razr 2020 / Razr 5G review sample provided by Motorola. Preproduction device running launch-day software, tested on T-Mobile in and around Brooklyn, NY.

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  1. MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
    MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
    преди година

    CORRECTION: In this video, I stated this is the only foldable with any kind of water resistance. That's not true. Samsung's Z Fold 2 also features an "Anti-Erosion Waterproof Coating" on its internal components, similar to the coating on the Razr 5G's internals. MrMobile regrets the error.

    1. UltraGamma25
      преди 7 месеца

      I choose you over other reviewers. They've been getting political so I unsubbed @jerryrigged.

    2. Efi
      преди 9 месеца

      Can you please install GCAM and test the camera?

    3. Greil the Legendary Hero
      Greil the Legendary Hero
      преди 10 месеца

      It's ok friend. We all make mistakes and we still love you 😘❤

    4. Rubel Hossain
      Rubel Hossain
      преди 11 месеца

      @JerrySav m.m..m .

    5. Sean Kelley
      Sean Kelley
      преди 11 месеца

      Does the speakerphone work great?

  2. Funkymojo75
    преди 5 дни

    This is one phone that I want to get so badly. It's a pity I couldn't get one in my country. I would gladly trade my brand new Sharp Aquos R6 for a brand new Motorola Razr 5G...

  3. s ga
    s ga
    преди 6 дни

    You should do a video about the Razr like the new James Bond movie...that sort of genre

  4. LeechRec
    преди 8 дни

    If they ain't bringing back small phones, this is the next best thing.

  5. Kaizer Billimoria
    Kaizer Billimoria
    преди 10 дни

    05:50 What is that white robot like device which swivels around? Edit: to the right of frame

  6. Fun1PRN
    преди 10 дни

    Great Review 499 on T-Mobile must Have for sure 😀

  7. Last_Task_
    преди 11 дни

    Ordered this off ebay for $425 ish after shipping and tax. Crazy lol but I'm excited to give it a go.

  8. Kayden Krupp
    Kayden Krupp
    преди 14 дни

    You mentioned on Reddit that you wanted to do a video on the Motorola V60V for Sprint? I saw the comment and thought…”That would be an AWESOME video, since I had the V60T Color on AT&T when I was in preschool.” And yes, I could operate it without a manual.

  9. SpoiledCola
    преди 15 дни

    does it still have the retro mode?

  10. bill cowie
    bill cowie
    преди 22 дни


  11. Robert Scott
    Robert Scott
    преди 24 дни

    Does the razr have voice assistance like Siri?

    1. RossZ32
      преди 4 дни

      The Razr is an Android phone. All Android phones have Google Assistant integrated into the OS. Which, in my opinion, is much better than Siri.

  12. David Nabob
    David Nabob
    преди 26 дни

    Seeing the trends toward foldables, I'd decided to make the Razr 5G my daily. Picked one up on Mercari, unlocked and like new for $550 with a 2 year accidental warranty👍The icing on the cake and what I do with all my older tech is sell it online to offset my newest purchases. After selling my S8 Active, the Razr was all in under $400! At that price point, well "Hello Moto" 😊

  13. soniccdx
    преди 29 дни

    so , did captain Picard call back ? xD

  14. praveen kumar
    praveen kumar
    преди месец

    Hey Michael, have you had heating issues with this phone?? Is it normal!?

  15. BN9
    преди месец

    The screen folding mechanism that Motorola used hides the creases exceptionally well compared to the Z Flip but the drawback is that it cannot stay open in multiple different positions. Still, a great design to get rid of that crease!

  16. praveen kumar
    praveen kumar
    преди месец

    Hey Micahel, I wanted to ask if you or anyone who has used this phone faced some heating issues in the beginning!??

  17. voltare2amstereo
    преди месец

    I now have this. 3 days now. I Android Auto a lot during my work day so it's always getting a charge. Using the outside screen for watching yt vids happens a fair bit. Adding Google pay to the front screen helps me, BGsun kids means I can let my two year old use it, closed of course. As a computer tech who's always getting down on the floor having something small in my pants pocket helps wonders.

  18. America 1776
    America 1776
    преди месец

    I have the razr the 2019 model, and I just got a software update and it made it like the Motorola RAZR 5g

  19. K L
    K L
    преди месец

    Late to the party here but this phone is seriously about to lure me back to android. I loved my OG razr back in the day, I'm getting bored with iOS, and my carrier is running an awesome deal on this phone right now. I don't think I can resist, send help.

  20. Jermoni Joseph
    Jermoni Joseph
    преди месец

    Love my razr 5g, though I had to get it replaced via warranty after only 5 months due to dead pixels invading the screen.

  21. Dimitri Jackson
    Dimitri Jackson
    преди месец

    Junk! Drop it once on concrete and the exterior screen will crack!

    1. RathØX
      преди месец

      @Dimitri Jackson thats because its plastic. its poled

    2. Dimitri Jackson
      Dimitri Jackson
      преди месец

      @RathØX I don't know of any, at the moment, but the flexible interior screen appears to be more durable than the exterior glass screen. In my opinion, I think that this modification would be a great selling point for folding phones in the future.

    3. RathØX
      преди месец

      @Dimitri Jackson name as phone that does that xD thats why samsung only made a small outside screen for that exact reason

    4. Dimitri Jackson
      Dimitri Jackson
      преди месец

      @RathØX True, but they (Motorola) should've used the flexible material on the outside screen as well to provide a sturdier device.

    5. RathØX
      преди месец

      you mean like 99% of phones now a days

  22. David Plenderleith
    David Plenderleith
    преди месец

    Watch you don’t drop it

  23. Sun in Austin
    Sun in Austin
    преди 2 месеца

    It's the "Snap shut" for me.

  24. Rayzorexe
    преди 2 месеца

    Bought a refurbished one off of eBay for $399 USD. Other than the hinge making a slight creaking sound, I like it.

  25. Arnie Calang
    Arnie Calang
    преди 2 месеца

    4:11 is it just me or that Razr took a while to load?

  26. Drew Kenyon
    Drew Kenyon
    преди 2 месеца

    I think I’d like to have one of those

  27. s ga
    s ga
    преди 2 месеца

    It was probably your next phone because it was next on your list to review.

  28. szewei1985
    преди 2 месеца

    Haha when Nokia back huehuehuehue

  29. Troenxer
    преди 2 месеца

    It's good to see old companies like Motorola still continuing their legacy & making unique designs

  30. coolthingy the third
    coolthingy the third
    преди 2 месеца

    Here is a idea, make two seperate screens with the idea

  31. cool guy the 1
    cool guy the 1
    преди 2 месеца

    They really really really need to bring down the price for this flip phone lol The price for the original still too expensive as well smh

  32. Roopesh Raj
    Roopesh Raj
    преди 2 месеца

    My personal advice do not buy this moto razr mobile as it a complete piece of crap. The mobile is completely defective and within 2 months of use you will see air bubbles appearing within the screen and the area becomes non responsive to touch. It’s a waste of money so do not buy it. I have bought the phone and sent it back to Motorola for replacement twice (not once but twice) and still they do not accept it’s their defective product

  33. Joe Debosco
    Joe Debosco
    преди 3 месеца

    Great video. I have a question, as I am new to this Z flip phone and Razr Tech. You mention a Samsung Cutter or Gutter (that's what it sounds like). When I google Samsung Cutter/Gutter -- nothing! What am I missing? Thanks.

  34. fredo7
    преди 3 месеца

    I'm waiting for the next gen

  35. MTN 927
    MTN 927
    преди 3 месеца

    Just got one! Love it so far, but it's an adjustment for sure.

  36. Bri Goose
    Bri Goose
    преди 3 месеца

    this phone is amazing but not worth £1000

  37. Roxas xuan
    Roxas xuan
    преди 4 месеца

    love clamshell phones and hope every brand is making it a comeback so that it is more affordable to the mass again

  38. Gennady Josan
    Gennady Josan
    преди 4 месеца

    Just got one feeling 😎

  39. Fabrizio Bai
    Fabrizio Bai
    преди 5 месеца

    just wish had 3.5 jack

  40. Daniel P
    Daniel P
    преди 5 месеца

    1:08 the bridge of his nose has more curves than my wife.

  41. Viva
    преди 5 месеца

    Ok 200K folds, let just say we did 100 folds a day. To get to 200K will take about roughly 5.5 years or 11 years for 50 folds a day. :) Cool.

  42. Juan Vargas
    Juan Vargas
    преди 5 месеца

    Does it come with a SD card slot. I cannot find it anywhere... It's a really nice phone. I really like the big screen

  43. burt panzer
    burt panzer
    преди 5 месеца

    Motorola is always busy performing it's perpetual updates. (spyware) Did you know that Motorola's parent company is Lenovo which is owned by the Chinese government?

  44. Smiley P
    Smiley P
    преди 5 месеца

    This will probably be my next phone, or maybe the next generation

  45. GizmoTheKing
    преди 5 месеца

    Him: It lasts 12 hours (sounding annoyed) Me: My measly iPhone seven cowers beneath this monumental time, curse silly 4 hour battery!

  46. Josh Webster
    Josh Webster
    преди 5 месеца

    If they can lower the price from $1500 to under $650 I wouldn't mind buying the new motorola razr 5G smart flip phone

  47. Liam Douglas
    Liam Douglas
    преди 5 месеца

    Surprised you didn't change the screen wallpapers so it looks like a TOS communicator.

  48. Mark Moore
    Mark Moore
    преди 5 месеца

    Video looked great. I’d love one just to have but curiosity has to take a back seat to empty wallet lol. Neat though.

  49. Benjamin Barr
    Benjamin Barr
    преди 5 месеца

    I love my moto razr 5G... I am usually all about specs and giant phones but I absolutely the what this gives me. My brother who is not a phone person at all (last three phones have been entry level moto g) bought the z flip and absolutely loves it because it folds. I think these folding phones are underrated by a lot of people... All my neighbor and wife have said if apple made one they'd buy it.

  50. David Peterson
    David Peterson
    преди 5 месеца

    "I'll let you know how the device ages, how it runs, how it holds up in my hands..." Or how you tragically drop it and...RIP Moto Razr...

  51. Kani Fuker
    Kani Fuker
    преди 5 месеца

    Looking forward to this video in English.

  52. Madison Mark
    Madison Mark
    преди 5 месеца

    This got me into the mindset. My next phone will be fun! Thanks man. (If I live long enough..)

  53. Just Jordan
    Just Jordan
    преди 6 месеца

    Would some one for the love of god make a small phone with the size of this but UNFLPABLE. It will be a good phone as a phone.

  54. Some Donkus
    Some Donkus
    преди 6 месеца

    new razr 5g huh... well, nah... it's still a little much for a flip phone.. however if it has support for most custom os... HELL YEAH!!!! TAKE MY MONEY!

  55. Swiss Media Stuff
    Swiss Media Stuff
    преди 6 месеца

    Lower the price and I’ll buy it!

  56. MadgeUSA
    преди 6 месеца

    I got one. it and will make it work. ....switching from an s21 Ultra has been shocking, it's smaller, can't stop playing with it. Solid.

  57. jozzerful2
    преди 6 месеца

    When you rope something against the screen does it leave trace marks like the Samsung fold not that that would be a deal breaker

  58. Entr0py
    преди 6 месеца

    I'm deadass about to buy this phone rn bc of this review

  59. CSMedia
    преди 6 месеца

    Not bothered taking a look at smartphones until now, have been using a Motorola V2 for years, still use it, original batteries as well. Did not realize these were on the market, will be purchase now, thanks for the video information, a terrific demeanor you have!

  60. Muyanzi Reid
    Muyanzi Reid
    преди 6 месеца

    So happy I bought the All Glass Microsoft Surface Duo rather than this Saran Wrap plastic screen.

  61. berty
    преди 6 месеца

    It's shit

  62. G Cooper
    G Cooper
    преди 6 месеца

    Ooh you can flip it open like a communicator. I tried that with sister's first flip phone and she was killing herself laughing. "It's not star Trek," she said.

  63. A R
    A R
    преди 7 месеца

    The crimson chin of smart phones

  64. giggly bubbles
    giggly bubbles
    преди 7 месеца

    i think am in love with it...

  65. jonathan micheal facer
    jonathan micheal facer
    преди 7 месеца

    How much £ ?

  66. Synyster Goose
    Synyster Goose
    преди 7 месеца

    I love the razr, but if Samsung would add an outer display it's gameover.

  67. Jonah Hex
    Jonah Hex
    преди 7 месеца

    I rocked a pink razr through highschool and I was a chick magnet. I just bought this thing and am stoked to relive the nostalgia 😎

  68. Windows 7
    Windows 7
    преди 7 месеца

    can it run windows 7

  69. Yarelis Rivera
    Yarelis Rivera
    преди 7 месеца

    Sale now for 1.000

  70. Drew Rosenberg
    Drew Rosenberg
    преди 7 месеца

    I feel like u have to try really hard to like it , it seems cool though

  71. J.C Meza
    J.C Meza
    преди 7 месеца

    I want 1 so bad, but they got life fucked up if I'm paying $1,400 for it.

    1. cool guy the 1
      cool guy the 1
      преди 2 месеца

      Right The fu** Why they think the flipping mechanism u should pay a premium for . . . 🤔

  72. Pejelo
    преди 7 месеца

    This is what Foldable phones should be.

  73. Bobbie Lynn Vautour
    Bobbie Lynn Vautour
    преди 7 месеца

    Hi. How are u. Ive been looking into thr samsung. Flip. But now im thinking this one. My dad had the original back in thr day. N i always liked Motorola

  74. The2Coolest2
    преди 7 месеца

    I just can't justify the price otherwise I'd be all over it.

  75. Jawad Arif
    Jawad Arif
    преди 7 месеца

    I will wait until it battery life is good an OnePlus

  76. Gary Lee
    Gary Lee
    преди 7 месеца

    We Hate Movies cameo

    преди 7 месеца

    Foldable phone exist* Me: Oops i folded on wrong side

  78. Adipose Rex
    Adipose Rex
    преди 7 месеца

    I love it and want one.

  79. Fez
    преди 7 месеца

    And scratches at level 1. No thanks

  80. Ro Ku
    Ro Ku
    преди 8 месеца

    I like the old school nostalgia different from every other modern phone

  81. Willis Sudweeks
    Willis Sudweeks
    преди 8 месеца

    They just started making phones cost over a grand because they could. It’s really stupid. I will buy a $200 phone and then a crappy car to mess around in instead. I mean even if you could afford both that doesn’t change the fact that you could always have a crappy car instead of a phone. Or a metal detector.

  82. Meissnerflux
    преди 8 месеца

    That's a lot of money to make a fashion statement.

  83. Gary Z
    Gary Z
    преди 8 месеца

    Thank you for the camera comparison with the Galaxy Fold. The Razr's camera is much better in normal light, but not including a wide angle camera is a big mistake. I'm bummed. Waiting for the 2021 version.

  84. Richard Rodriguez
    Richard Rodriguez
    преди 8 месеца

    It appears the phone can't play videos higher than 720p... Am I missing something? I've tried BGsun and streaming Netflix and the quality is horrid. lol

  85. Lolo Ledo
    Lolo Ledo
    преди 8 месеца


  86. MBK Vlogs
    MBK Vlogs
    преди 8 месеца

    Is there a click sound in the hinge area some where in the center , when flipping the screen..

  87. Tech
    преди 8 месеца

    This phone is really nice, what's not nice is that price oof. Maybe some day

  88. syimang
    преди 8 месеца

    One thing that z flip can't challenge the 'crease'. razr is absolutely 'out of crease'... so to speak! That's one of the major thing I Iook of any flip or fordable phone.

  89. 🌹 Robeon Mew 🔰
    🌹 Robeon Mew 🔰
    преди 8 месеца

    Are they STILL trying to set this up?

  90. anas
    преди 8 месеца

    who's here after he broke his own razr? lmao

  91. Junky228
    преди 8 месеца

    I haven't seen a teardown of the 5G model, but I wonder if they had to make the speaker enclosure's volume smaller to fit the SIM tray, leading to it sounding tinnier than last year's.

  92. Kiah C. West
    Kiah C. West
    преди 8 месеца

    Impressive! But when is the KRZR?? 😉

  93. Umair Zaman
    Umair Zaman
    преди 9 месеца

    Excellent review as usual Mike and a worthy reboot to original classic. Mike what’s your recommendation on getting this model vs waiting for the 2021 model which might iron out more cons further enhancing the features and after market support ???

  94. Gina McLendon
    Gina McLendon
    преди 9 месеца

    "That's my next phone" is exactly what I was thinking after your review.😊 👍

    преди 9 месеца

    in my opinion samsung z flip its much better

  96. william cooper
    william cooper
    преди 9 месеца

    Does anyone know if they are bringing the upgraded outer display app use to the 2019 model?

  97. mrfrosty3
    преди 9 месеца

    Thats a lovely gadget. I'm pretty impressed Motorola got this so right. Not everyone needs or wants the ultimate in performance specs. I never take photos, or run demanding apps, I make and take calls and send texts and listen to music. None of that stuff needs a smartphone format.

  98. Ozmond ozzy
    Ozmond ozzy
    преди 9 месеца

    Fuck it I’m going back to android

  99. jules_ coopman
    jules_ coopman
    преди 9 месеца

    It is more expensive than the smartphone because it has a better chip.

  100. Captain Sinclair
    Captain Sinclair
    преди 9 месеца

    Has anyone ever told you that you look like Robert Downey Jr?